Logistics News: Pilots Union, Ohio Legislators, Try to Throw Wrench in DHL-UPS Deal

Groups Asking Justice Department to Look at Potential Anti-Trust Issues or Union Contract Violations; Several Recent Mergers have Reduced Overall Express Competition, Congressman Says

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While troubling news to many parcel shippers, the announcement in June by DHL that it would substantially revamp its money-losing US network and outsource air freight movement and sortation to UPS is even bigger news in Ohio, where the plans include shutting down DHL’s hub in Wilmington, costing as many as 8,000 jobs. (See What is the Real Story Behind Revamped US Plans by DHL?, DHL Responds to Questions about Service, Outsourcing.)

Is the story over? Perhaps not yet.

First, ASTAR Air Cargo flight crew members, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have filed a union grievance requesting a full investigation of alleged contract violations that might result from a proposed agreement between DHL and United Parcel Service (UPS).

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